Science lesson for KS1 and KS2
1. Overview of the coral habitat
Summary – an introduction to the coral reef and the living things that live in this habitat. This first section will be an introductory science adventure and be based on the blogs and social media updates from the team, so schools can follow along with these. The introduction also reinforces the idea of science as a living subject, happening out in the world and we will be reporting on the work of real non-lab coat wearing field scientists.
2. Incredible edible polyp
Summary – a fun and tasty introduction to the coral animal (the polyp) using marshmallow, sweets, biscuits and jam. Students will find out how it has adapted to clear tropical waters and how it creates a habitat to which other animals have adapted.
3. Coral feeding game
Summary – we continue to examine the role of the coral polyp and its feeding behaviour with a fun activity.